Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

Do you have a can or two of pumpkin puree hanging around from Thanksgiving? Here’s a quick lunch or dinner soup that makes up in a hurry. If you have leftover chicken or vegetables, add them to create a heartier soup. Cauliflower is one of my favorite adds. Pebre is a good topping and Flaxseed…

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Pesto

One of the flavor treats I’ve found in my gluten-free adventure is pesto. This version is also dairy free which I’ve comed to prefer. Before this recipe when I used a traditional recipe with Parmesean cheese, clean up could get tough, trying to scrape all the cheese residue off the dishes. The beauty of this…

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Finding The Hidden Gluten In Your Home

Learning to thrive with celiac disease requires that you learn to be on guard for foods and other products that contain gluten. As you help your body heal by eliminating gluten from your diet, there are foods and products that contain gluten where it is not obvious. What becomes essential is that you look at…

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Fresh Ginger Tea To The Rescue

Feel like you are fighting off some type of bug? Perhaps you had a late night, ate something that you wish you hadn’t, or just want to feel better. Fresh ginger tea can give you a boost. I like to keep fresh ginger in my refrigerator for my Thai dishes and also for this tea…

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Recovering From Accidental Gluten Exposure

If you have celiac or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, as careful as you are about avoiding gluten, chances are you will be accidentally exposed to gluten. It doesn’t take much gluten to set off a reaction. Sometimes it can be an amount that isn’t visible. • Aunt Susie forgetting about adding a tablespoon of flour to…

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Don’t miss out on dessert

Life can seem a bit unfair when everyone around you is enjoying berry cobbler and ice cream…and you are on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Summer desserts during my childhood and young adult life were based around homemade berry cobblers and pies, and many times homemade ice cream. Wonderful memories! But with celiac you don’t…

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What Is Celiac Disease?

As I visit with folks about celiac disease, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what it is. Family members of patients find it difficult to figure out how to help. Is there a cure? What are the long term consequences? What can a person with celiac eat? What does gluten-free mean?…

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Orange Almond Cake

There are times that only a piece of cake with a cup of coffee will make life better. But when you are gluten-free that can seem like an impossible dream. My recipe for Orange Almond Cake is perfect for that early morning coffee cake or muffin on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning. It’s also…

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Glazed Kabocha Pumpkin

Some of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes don’t translate so well into the gluten-free world. The ubiquitous sweet potatoes dish topped with marshmallows is one that comes to mind first. Too much sugar and who knows what else? I love sweet potatoes and this recipe for kabocha pumpkin (also called kabocha squash) is simple and delicious,…

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